An Efficient Solution to Location-Routing Problems via a Two-Phase Heuristic Bubble Approach

Savran A. I., Musaoglu E., Yildiz C., Yuce M. F.

4th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Logistics and Transport (IEEE ICALT), France, 20 - 22 May 2015, pp.191-196 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Country: France
  • Page Numbers: pp.191-196
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, a two phase heuristic bubble approach is presented for the solution of Location-Routing Problems (LRP), which has two subsections called Location Allocation Problem (LAP) and Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP). The proposed two phase heuristic bubble approach is designed to solve these two problems separately. A new heuristic approach is a combination of Heuristic Bubble Polygon (HBP) that is proposed for LAP and Heuristic Bubble Algorithm (HBA) that is proposed for the solution to VRP. The benefit of the proposed two phase heuristic bubble approach are studied via simulations and the obtained results are compared with Jokar method and Sahraeian methods.